13 Apr Building Surveyors in Sheffield Busy in West of City
Our Sheffield building surveyors are working hard to get surveys completed quickly for our clients in the city. Data from Rightmove has shown that properties in the suburb of Walkley, west Sheffield, is one of the quickest places to sell a home in the country.
According to Rightmove, sellers in Walkely can expect to wait less than a month on average to find a buyer. The suburb came in tenth place nationwide, with homes being snapped up in an average of 27 days. The top seven fastest places to sell are all in Scotland; in England, only Hall Green in Birmingham and St. George in Bristol see quicker sales than Walkley.
It’s no wonder our surveyors have been busy in Walkley. Many of the properties in the suburb are Victorian terraces, and we have carried out several level 3 building surveys in the area over the past few months.
Victorian properties have usually been well-built; however, structural movement is sometimes seen owing to shallow foundations, and our surveyors are on the look out for any signs of subsidence. Loft conversions are common in these properties, and they need to be checked to make sure they have appropriate fire escape provisions and meet building regulations. Roofs are also a key area of inspection, because many people cover the original Victorian slates with heavier tiles, which can distort the roof structure.
Average house prices in Walkley sit at around £200K, and properties get even pricier as you go south-west, nearer to the desirable Peak District National Park. Many buyers will therefore be pushed to the north, east and south-east of Sheffield.
According to Zoopla, the Grimesthorpe and Pitsmoor suburb, in the north of the city, is the cheapest place to buy, with an average house price of approximately £75K. This is closely followed by Gleadless Valley, where a property will set you back £85,307 on average.